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Heya,

Long time no see! It’s hard to believe it’s almost winter… Hello dry skin! But… there is a solution!

IMAGE Skincare Ageless Hyaluronic Filler is a godsend for problem dry skin, giving a filler effect to the skin whilst creating the appearance of volume and smoothness throughout the neck and decolletage. Containing Hyaluronic Acid, which is known to be able to carry up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, the Hyaluronic Filler can help prevent excessive oil production, giving your skin the balance and moisture that it needs without adding more shine, making it suitable for the use on oily skin too.

Hyaluronic acid is something that our bodies naturally produce when we are younger, but as we age, production decreases. This makes it easier for sun damage to occur, as well as dryness and loss of collagen and elastin.

Application:

Apply the Pure Hyaluronic Filler to cleansed skin morning and evening and before applying  moisturiser.

IMAGE Skincare Ageles Hyaluronic Filler is available in selected IMAGE Skincare centres.

RRP: €29.50

Heya,

Spring is here and it’s time to take care of our skin.

It’s not just mothers that suffer from dry skin, its babies too. A baby’s skin is much more susceptible than adults to skin conditions such as dry skin due to over sensitivity and fluctuating temperatures. This leads to reduced moisture levels which causes skin to dry out leaving your babies skin itchy, taut, flaky  and in need of a drink and some special care.

Bepanthen Moisturiser has been specifically developed for babies and infants and is so gentle it is even suitable for new-borns. It contains provitamin B5 which helps to protect baby’s delicate skin and keeps skin hydrated around the clock. Clinically proven, it gently moisturises skin and helps protect it from dry and itchy symptoms. Well… if it’s good for babies, it’s going to be good for your skin as well (especially if you have really sensitive skin).

Bepanthen Moisturiser is suitable for babies with extra sensitive skin and doesn’t contain any:
·         Alcohol
·         Colours
·         Fragrances
·         Parabens
·         Other Preservatives

Price €7.49

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Source: Rachel Dalton Communications

Tired of shaving? Have you ever tried sugaring? No? You should! Sugaring works in a similar way to waxing – makes your hair grow thinner and thinner.

Sugar Strip Ease is made from special blend of sugar syrups and is 100% free from any chemicals or additives.  Product is completely water soluble – no need for ‘after waxing wipes’. The fabric strips are reusable – just clean them under warm water to get rid of any residue.

Sugar StripEase Kit contains:
- Sugar StripEase Natural Hair Remover Jar 250g;
– Strips, Reusable & Washable x15;
– Applicators x3 (2 large and 1 small);
– Instructions.

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How to use:
Heat up the jar in microwave for 60 seconds (around 650 watt). Make sure it’s not too hot (test the product on your wrist). Apply the thin layer of sugar wax with wooden spatula. Immediately cover with a fabric strip. Pull back in the opposite direction of hair growth. And… you are done!

Pros:
- simple to use;
– only 2 ingredients – no lemon juice (a common ingredient in sugaring that can be irritant on sensitive skin);
– honey-ish consistency – not as messy as wax;
– less painful than wax – sugar syrup sticks only to the hair and not to the skin;
– suitable for sensitive skin – can be used on every area of the body from face to legs, bikini-line to underarm;
– water soluble;
– pretty packaging;
– leaving silky smooth skin for around 2-3 weeks;
– price (around 14 euro);
– not tested on animals.

Cons:
- none.

Simply Natural is an Irish company specializing in cosmetics and personal care products that are natural and organic. Sugar Strip Ease is the only the only hair removal product on the market that is BUAV and Vegan Certified.

VOYA has created the ultimate treat for tired and dull skin. VOYA Stimulating Seaweed Body Buff is a full body medium strength exfoliation that utilises the powerful anti-oxidants of the VOYA’s certified organic wild hand-harvested mineral-rich Bladder Wrack, a true seaweed treatment for green goers.

VOYA Stimulating Seaweed Body Buff incorporates the buffing essentials of an exfoliant and oil to ensure spa goers enjoy an hour of absolute pure luxury. When VOYA’s raw organic elements of Bladder Wrack meets their pure seaweed oil, the two come together to create a scrub strong enough to provide a deep cleanse and buff that won’t have skin feeling the effects.

The internal and external benefits of this treatment are plentiful, increasing circulation and the lymphatic system, visibly impacting the appearance of cellulite, all the while still boasting the proven anti-ageing and anti-oxidant benefits VOYA is renowned for and most importantly removing dead skin cells from the body.

Have you tried it? What do you think about organic products?

Where to buy: www.voya.ie.

Seaweed – The Facts

• Worldwide there are approximately 2,000 species of brown macroalgae (Phaecophyceae), 5,500 reds (Rhodophyceae), and 1,200 greens (Chlorophyceae), most of which are marine based.

• Seaweeds contain Algal polyphenols and Carotenoids which have been proven to be strong antioxidants, protecting against cell damage inflicted by oxygen-free radicals, a major cause of disease and aging.

• Seaweed is packed with vitamins B1, B2, and B12, plus polysaccharides and is moisturising, but oil-free. Seaweed is also a highly concentrated source of minerals and trace elements in their balanced state and supplies alginic acid, which elasticizes whatever it comes in contact with, including skin.

• Seawater is full of zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium, plus zillions of other trace minerals. And seaweed, which is fed by water itself, as opposed to roots, exponentially concentrates the whole cocktail.

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Source: Rachel Dalton Communications

Human + Kind All-in-one Body Oil is a multi-tasking body oil, specially formulated to hydrate, tone and rejuvenate dry or lacklustre body skin, making it instantly soft and luminous. Lightweight natural essential oils, minerals and vitamins also get work on scars and stretch marks. The stimulating and antioxidant powers of it invigorate the skin, eliminating toxins with each and every application as well as strengthening and toning the skin’s connective tissue. Added Vitamin E helps to firm the skin improving its appearance while also preventing stretch marks by increasing skin elasticity and suppleness. Cold pressed wheat germ oil provides additional healing and softening action, which makes this body oil a must-get for mums-to-be or dieters who can often experience a lack of skin firmness.

Human+Kind All-in-one Body Oil is the ultimate multi-purpose beauty oil created to treat arms, thighs, buttocks, tummies and décolletage.  It has an energising fragrance.

For best results gently apply Human+Kind All-In-One Body Oil daily after showering.

Human+Kind All-In-One Body Oil is:
– Dermatologically tested
– Allergy screened
– Suitable for sensitive skins
– Free from parben and other chemical nasties

Price €14.95

Have you used it? What’s your fav body oil?

Cold temperature, wind, matt lipstick and even medication can all dehydrate fragile lips, leaving them sore and chapped. Not only are dry and cracked lips less than attractive, but they can also be painful and extremely uncomfortable too. Eau Thermale Avène Cold Cream Lip cream is a new generation liquid but ultra-rich cream, specifically developed to treat dehydrated and severely dry lips, bringing immediate comfort, rapid repair and long lasting protection.
Eau Thermale Avène Cold Cream Lip cream fast acting dermo-cosmetic formulation contains a selection of key ingredients, carefully selected for an extremely targeted effect: Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes and hydrates, powerful emollients soothe while repairing agents heal damaged lips quickly with long lasting action.


What it does:

Effectively soothes lips – naturally anti-irritating, Avène Thermal Spring Water provides an immediate soothing action.
Restructures and protects the lips - this combination of highly nutritive and emollient key ingredients (Cold cream, shea butter, vitamin F) helps to deeply restructure the most damaged lips. Their effectiveness is ensured by mimetic similarities with the skin’s components. A protective film forms around the lips while its “insulating” filmogenic effect guarantees long lasting results.
Repairs the lips - Sucralfate present in the Cold Cream is known for its repairing qualities and quickly works to repair damaged and fragile lip skin.
Ensures long-lasting protection – Remanence ingredient promotes a long-lasting effect.

Usage:
May be applied as often as necessary and even under lipstick as it has a colourless formulation.

Price:
Around €10.17 for 15ml

About Avène:
Rooted in dermatology and hydrotherapy, the legend started in a small town, Avène, located in the south west of France, Languedoc Roussillon region. Since 1743, when the first Hydrotherapy Centre was built near the Sainte-Odile spring, the vocation of Avène has never changed and the Hydrotherapy Centre is entirely dedicated to dermatology. The therapeutic properties of Avène Thermal spring water have been used at the Hydrotherapy Centre to address a variety of dermatological conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and burns. Launched in 1990, the Avène skincare brand was created to capture the same healing benefits to soothe sensitive skins worldwide. Formulated with Avène Thermal spring water and bottled directly from the source of the spring, the Avène skincare brand is a dermo-cosmetic range that addresses the needs of all types of sensitive skin.

About Dermo-Cosmetics:
Dermo-cosmetics are dermatology-based cosmetics. Dermo-cosmetic research relies on innovative teams with leading edge technological tools. Our main difference lies in the design and development of effective products based on the same drugs standard model. Through repeated partnerships with public and private research institutions, our dermo-cosmetic research teams have acquired undeniable expertise in the area of dermatology. Last year alone, over 1,000 clinical studies were conducted worldwide with the help of top international specialists. This approach contributes to the development of new concepts, exploration of new techniques and progress in our knowledge of the skin.

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Source: Rachel Dalton Communications

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